Gold Ring

In Attire
Relationship: Child of im/migrant
Gold Thin Ring
Gold Thin Ring

My mom was going to migrate from Mexico to the United States, she was the first child to cross the border. So my grandma bought my mom a thin gold ring so she can always have a part of where she came from and of her. At the time when I was 10 I did not know why she would always wear the ring, so one day I asked her, “ Why do you always wear that ring? Why is it so important to you?” She answered, “ Because it’s a big part of me, it’s who i am.” And I thought how can a ring determined who you are, until my 14th birthday when she gave the ring to me as a gift I realized why. Now it is a big part of me because it remind me of where I come from, it reminds me of my roots. And now it has also become a tradition, my grandma gave it to my mom, my mom gave it to me, and i hope one day i can give it to my daughter. 

Place(s): Mexico , United States
Year: 1999

– L.A

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant